|Born||24 February 1987|
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
|Alma mater||University of Glasgow|
|Known for||STV Glasgow (weather / The Riverside Show)|
CBeebies (Down on the Farm)
Channel 5 (The Wright Stuff/Jeremy Vine)
Early and personal life
Huntley's first name was chosen from a combination of her mother reading a novel where the lead had this name (A Sparrow Falls by Wilbur Smith) and an electrical storm outside on the day she was born. Her grandmother refused to use this name for some time.
As a toddler, she accidentally poured a kettle of boiling water over herself, causing permanent scarring to her arm, shoulder and neck; she chooses clothing to conceal the scars.
Raised in Bishopbriggs in the northern part of Greater Glasgow, she attended Bishopbriggs High School before taking a degree in politics and economics from the University of Glasgow in 2008. She became involved in the university station's Subcity Radio as well as hospital radio, spent time in London with a local community radio company (OnFM) and took a postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism from the London College of Printing.
After a period of unpaid work experience, she found work as a researcher with BBC Scotland, became increasingly interested in weather reporting and took a short meteorology course with the Open University.
Since 2015, Huntley has been involved in two shows on British terrestrial television. The seasonal CBeebies show Down on the Farm also features JB Gill (a former pop star turned turkey farmer) and introduces young children to aspects of rural life. The show was nominated for a BAFTA Scotland Award in 2016.
On Channel 5's daily live morning phone-in debate programme The Wright Stuff and its 2018 replacement Jeremy Vine she is a co-host, screening and introducing callers to the host Matthew Wright / Jeremy Vine and reading out viewer correspondence.
- "29 years ago today my Mum spent 18 hours in labour for my benefit! What a woman!!". Storm Huntley on Twitter. 24 February 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
- "STV Glasgow launch night: Introducing Storm Huntley". Scottish Television. 2 June 2014. Archived from the original on 4 March 2017. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
- "TV weathergirl Storm Huntley on her unusual moniker, fashion and new role on STV's Riverside show". Daily Record. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
- "Storm lands her dream job with STV Glasgow". Kirkintilloch Herald. 6 August 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
- "How I Became a TV Presenter: Storm Huntley, CBBC". Source Magazine. 27 April 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
- "Down a Storm on kids' telly". The Sun. 27 June 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
- "Ex-JLS star JB Gill reveals plans to present new CBeebies show on his farm". Daily Mirror. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
- "British Academy Scotland Awards: Winners in 2016". BAFTA Scotland. 6 November 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2018.